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Chowringhee

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Author: Sankar
Language: Bengali
Length: 464 pages
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Chowringhee is a Bengali classic penned down by bestselling Bengali author, Sankar.

Summary of the Book

Chowringhee is a sprawling saga of the intertwined lives of managers, employee and guests at the Shahjahan hotel, one of the oldest and largest hotels of Calcutta. Set in the 1950s, the book follows the life of Shankar, an ambitious young man, who was previously a secretary of an English barrister. He becomes unemployed when the barrister dies all of a sudden and is forced to take up a menial job. One fateful day, when Shankar was reminiscing about his past in a neighborhood park, he bumps into a friend who is shocked by Shankar’s descent into poverty. He offers Shankar a job at the Shahjahan Hotel. His new job at the Shahjahan Hotel turns out to be a completely different experience for Shankar. He soon befriends the manager, Marco Polo and Sata Bose, the chief receptionist, of the hotel. The story revolves around Shankar’s experiences with the guests, entertainers and the frequent visitors of the Shahjahan. This book will make for an intriguing and riveting read for those who enjoy Bengali classical literature.

About Sankar

Sankar, real name Mani Shankar Mukherjee, is a popular writer in the Bengali language. He grew up in Howrah district of West Bengal. Some of the other popular works by him include Jekhane Jemon, Kato Ajanare, Gharer Madhye Ghar, Purohit Darpan and Subarno Sujog, among others.

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Specifications of Chowringhee (Hardcover)

Book Details
Publisher DEY'S PUBLISHING
ISBN-10 8170790735
Number of Pages 464 Pages
Language Bengali
ISBN-13 9788170790730
Binding Hardcover
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Author Sankar
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Arindam

Jul 25, 2012

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A populist novel/Great service from flipkart

It is a kind of writing we used to call them 'Bazari lekha' once upon a time!!!!!!Though it should be admitted writer is skillful and know how to build a story.As a crtitical note it is to be given 3 out of five.
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nice book and nice service

I got this book within 2 days.... and the book is really good :) ....worth it
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Oct 17, 2013

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Awesome

This book is so popular thar I don't need to write a review. Just buy the book before you think twice, and read it, I'm sure you will like it.
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